70% off Titlis, Pilatus, Schilthorn & Gornergrat!

70% off Titlis, Pilatus, Schilthorn & Gornergrat!

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Arno
Arno
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Sep 29, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Hello everyone,

Rail Europe celebrates its 20 year anniversary with a special promotion: Swiss Travel Pass holders get a 70% discount on trips to Mount Titlis, Pilatus, Schilthorn and Gornergrat. These excursions are quite expensive, so this is a substantial saving as the regular discount is only 50%.

Please note that you need to buy your tickets to the peaks in advance. Visit the appropriate Rail Europe website for details:

Here's how it works:

  • The discounted tickets for Mount Titlis, Pilatus, Schilthorn and Gornergrat need to be purchased through the above links. They're not available in Switzerland. You will receive a voucher that can be exchanged for a ticket when you're there. The Schilthorn voucher does not need to be exchanged and can be used to board the cable car;
  • The Titlis voucher includes a ride on the Ice Flyer;
  • The discount only applies to Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Travel Pass Flex holders;
  • You can buy these tickets until November 3, 2015;
  • Tickets are flexible and can be used until November 2, 2016;
  • This promotion can be combined with the extended availability, so you can buy your Swiss Travel Pass for 2016 now to take advantage of the low current prices, plus get the additional discount on mountain peaks.
Last modified on Nov 4, 2015 - 5:08 AM by Arno
Vicky6
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Oct 16, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Dear Arno

Is the swiss peak promo applicable to Swiss half fare card as well ?Thank you .

Arno
Arno
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Oct 16, 2015 - 9:14 AM in reply to Vicky6

Hi Vicky,

No, it's only for Swiss Travel Pass holders. You can review further details through any of the links in my post.

Last modified on Oct 16, 2015 - 9:15 AM by Arno
Albert
Albert
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Oct 27, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Hi ArnoI am busy planning our itinerary from 26.12.15 until 13.01.16 for Switzerland. We are family of 4. Never been in Swiss or even playing in snow. (Does not snow in Cape Town, South Africa). Will ask more Q later, but for now I want some advice on the following:We are going to stay most of the time in Zurich (3 days). Lucern (2 days and Crans Montana the rest of the time (Home exchange). We will be travelling with Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi. We want to experience the snow and snow related activities and play in the snow. Only one to go up one mountain peak. Which one would you recommend: Titlus, Schilthorn, Niessen, Rigi, Materhorn or any other peak in the vicinity of Crans Montana ? (I want to make use of the current special on Swiss Travel Pass).Thanks for a wonderful web site with relevant, good information.Albert

Annika
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Oct 27, 2015 - 8:35 PM in reply to Albert

Hi Albert, welcome to MySwissAlps!

Mount Niesen will be closed when you're in Switzerland. Mount Rigi is free with your pass (on a free travel day) anyway, so no restrictions there. The mountains included in the special are all wonderful and all have snow. You can best review our pages about each of these mountains to see what appeals to you most. Click 'What to do' in the top menu to get there. My first impression is that you would like Titlis.

fionnyee
fionnyee
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Oct 28, 2015 - 4:07 AM

Hi Arno,

I have the Swiss travel pass valid for 4 days. Which mean I need to purchase 2 additional pass if I need to go 2 places - gornegrat and Mt Titlis?

And the expiration date till when. I only reach Switzerland on 14 November(Saturday)

regards,

Fionn

Arno
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Oct 28, 2015 - 9:33 AM in reply to fionnyee

Hi Fionn,

I am not sure I understand your question. If you want to take the rides up to Gornergrat and Mount Titlis during the 4 pass days, you either buy a ticket on the spot (50% discounted), or you buy the promotion tickets discussed here in this thread. They'll be valid until November next year (see my original post).

Does this help you out?

Last modified on Oct 28, 2015 - 9:36 AM by Arno
rakeshca
rakeshca
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Oct 28, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Hi Arno,

I intend to the purchase a Swiss Travel Pass for my 4 day trip.

Do I need to purchase the Swiss Travel pass before I can purchase the discounted tickets for Mt Titlis etc from the links above?

How would they know that I have purchased the Swiss Travel pass in order to offer me the additional 20% off? Do I need to show the Swiss Travel Pass at the counter when I exchange promo tickets for actual tickets?

Thanks

Arno
Arno
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Oct 28, 2015 - 1:26 PM in reply to rakeshca

Hi rakeshca,

You don't need to buy the pass and the tickets at the same time. But you do need to show both at the cable car station. Why would you consider not buying the pass at the same time?

rakeshca
rakeshca
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Oct 28, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Hi Arno,

I didn't want to miss the promo. I just realized that the tickets are non refundable so yes, there is no reason not to buy both together :)

Also, I noticed the Mt Titlus cost is 46 Euros p.p. on the promo. If I use just the 50% off with my Swiss Travel pass the cost is 51CHF (89 CHF - 50% off 45 CHF and chair lift 12 CHF 50% off - 6 CHF) which is almost the same. Where is the 20% discount? am I missing something?

Arno
Arno
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Oct 28, 2015 - 2:22 PM

Hi rakeshca,

I guess the price difference is less than expected due to exchange rates. They probably round it up to prevent changing their price all the time (the basic price is always CHF). But, do note that you normally don't get a discount on the chair lift, so you pay the full CHF 12. The lift is however included in the promo tickets, so you still save about € 6 per person.

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